ASPERGER'S

I was diagnosed with Asperger's when I was 10 and I consider myself lucky to have it as it brings out my colourful, quirky and unique personality. I have been interviewed a number of times on Television and Radio about what it is like to live and grow up with Asperger's. I have also written a number of articles for the Autism Parenting Magazine, SEN Magazine and the National Autistic Society and now conducted many talks. I would always be happy to share my experiences.  
I have carried out "My Life Living with Asperger's" talks at many different places to raise awareness and understanding for the condition including:
  • Warwick University
  • Autism Show London
  • Zurich Insurance
  • Solihull Council
My talks last for around 40 minutes, with Q&A after but this can be adapted if required. I also have a talk centred around my time at school and a shorter positivity speech that I give to students. If you would like me to do a talk for you then please get in contact with me.
My Life Living with Asperger's Talks
My Articles on Autism
In July 2017 I had a blog article published by Autism Connect, part of Autism West Midlands. It was also published in their Autism Matters magazine. I have also had articles published in the Autism Parenting Magazine about what it is like having Autism within a family, SEN magazine about living with Asperger's and on Autism Together website. 
Blog article for Autism West Midlands: Click Here
My SEN article: Click Here
My article for Autism Together: Click Here
My article for Autism Parenting Magazine: Click Here
Autism & Football Campaign & Documentary
I have started an Autism & Football Campaign to enhance the experience of Autistic fans at football matches. I have visited both the Arsenal & Watford Sensory Rooms and spoken to may other clubs. I wrote an article on this in the SEN magazine, had an interview by ITV Central and a video produced by the BBC
Here is an Autism Sensory Story I created for Solihull Moors: Click Here
Here is an article I had in the Solihull Observer:
Click Here
BBC Video on my "Autism & Football" Campaign:
Click Here
TV Interviews
On the 4th April 2016 I was interviewed live on Big News at Big Centre TV about Autism. I was interviewed not only on what Autism means for me but also what it means for other people and the challenges that we “Aspies” face. I thoroughly enjoyed my first ever appearance on live television. Here is the link to my interview: Click Here

On April 1st 2018 I was interviewed by ITV Central at Solihull Moors FC about my Autism & Football campaign. 
Here is a link to my Interview: Click Here
My article on the ITV website: Click Here
BBC Radio Interviews
In 2016, During "National Autism Week I was interviewed live on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire about my Asperger's.
Here is a link to my interview: Click Here
In 2017, During "National Autism Week I was interviewed live on BBC WM by Danny Kelly about my Asperger's. I was also interviewed in 2017 by Llewela Bailey and 2019 by Sunny & Shay:
My interview with Danny Kelly: Click Here
My interview with Sunny & Shay: Click Here
Radio Interviews
I was interviewed by Global Radio (Heart & Capital) about an enquiry in to more help for people with special needs. 
Here is my interview: Click Here
In January 2018 I was interviewed on Solihull Radio:
Click Here
1 Minute Guide to Asperger's
In 2017 I created a "1 Minute Guide to Asperger's'" in conjunction with Reel Eyes Films CIC on a new YouTube channel called "1 Minute Guides". I was also interviewed by Llewela Bailey on BBC WM about my guide and my Asperger's. 
Here is my "1 Minute Guide to Asperger's":
Click Here
Here is my interview on BBC WM: Click Here
Awesome Alex

“Awesome Alex” is a character in my "Rainbow Man" stories. The character is based upon myself and my experiences of living with Asperger’s. The character shows how people with Asperger’s function in different environments and will hopefully help raise awareness and understanding. 

 

I have created my own “Rainbow Man” educational children’s Stories that are aimed at under 6’s and promote values of Empathy, Self-Esteem and Creativity. In each story Rainbow Man and his friends Giddy Gordon & Grumpy Doug visit local attractions. I read a new “Rainbow Man” story every Sunday morning on my children’s radio show that I present on Solihull Radio from 8-10am. 

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